i have just reinstalled windows 7 to fix an issue i had, i had a legit key but i don't remember it or have it written down. i'm wondering if it might be somewhere in the windows.old folder or if it might be linked to my email. if anyone knows i way i can find that same key so i don't have to buy windows again that would be awesome.
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I always tell my students to save a text file in Notepad with their Key Code & save it to their HD & to a CD or USB Flash for safe keeping. And also print out two (2) copies & put in safe places when you may need it again.
Sounds like your only option is for your brother to contact the souce where he got it, to see if they have a record of it.
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Your brother could not give you the key to activate 64 bit and use it on 32 bit himself. Only one key can be used for each license, either 32- or 64-bit. So he may need to buy another key anyway if he was sharing his with you. If not, the key can be tracked using the purchase information with vendor - look up on bank statement if necessary to find the date.
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